Health & Wellbeing Week
Many schools at this time in the term will have a Health & Wellbeing Week, often associated with Sports Day. It’s a great way for schools to look at everything that makes us healthy from exercise, diet to metal health. This year with the Olympics less than a month away it’s been a perfect opportunity.
Last week I was invited to a Leicestershire primary school to help them celebrate thier Health & Wellbeing Week. On the Monday 3 pupils helped me during an assembly to make a fruit salad. We talked about our favourite fruits and how eating a rainbow can help you eat 5-a-day. We used various cutting implements showing that you don’t need to use sharp knives in the kitchen. My pineapple corer went down very well with the parents!
I returned on the Tuesday to set up a stall at their Sports Day showing parents examples of healthy lunchboxes along with tasters, all of which were under £1.50. The lunchbox menus came from a great resource by School Food Trust that shows healthy lunchboxes can be cheap, don’t involve hours in the kitchen and can sometimes use ready made things. It was great chatting to parents and most said that they think their children would like the lunchboxes I had presented and were surprised as to acceptable things to go in lunchboxes, for example flapjacks and malt loaf along with flavoured milk (as long as it is under 5% sugar like Yazoo).